Originally planned as a ten-track single, Walter Hunt has crafted a full-length album of 8Bit chiptunes and experimental electronica. This project owes a great debt to http://www.8bitpeoples.com a website that inspired him to pursue this realm of the forgotten art of video-game music, and Paul Lansky, the famous experimental composer of such work as "Mild und Leise" and "notjustmoreidlechatter". Walter has been a fan of electronic music for ages, often recording the soundtracks to his favorite video games when he was a child by holding a small, handheld tape recorder to the television speaker, or later by hooking up a stereo to the audio outputs of the game system ("that's how I got the soundtrack to 'Tetrisphere' on the N64 by Neil Voss, whic also heavily inspired this stuff" - Walter).
This music was made with a bizarre combination of Famitracker, LSDJ, ModPlug Tracker and ACID Pro 4.0 over the course of the end of 2006 and the beginning 0f 2007. Enjoy.
March 27, 2009 Subject:
Here I go again, WHY non-commercial...
I hate Creative commons so much. What a waste. Here we have more excellent music, but no one can do anything with it, because of the CC. I'm making a video game with a group and have spent days trying to find music that isn't CC. I'd love to give credit, but you know what Non-Commercial means? it means I can't put it on xbox live. Hell it means I can't put it in the background of youtube video, because YOUTUBE will make indirect money off of it. I wish talented people like you would just demand credit and stop worrying about commercial usage. The only people you frustrate are the low/no budget indie guys. Big corporations have a budget where they can actually have well known bands/composers make music for them. What has caused this CC virus to take such a hold on the creative people of today... I'll never know.